Saturday's seminar was very much a session on how best to apply jiu jitsu in the world of MMA, while also driving home the point that no matter how experienced the MMA fighter or jiu jitsu player, there's always something to learn.
"Never stop learning," Kenny Florian told the group in a speech to close the seminar.
Throughout the session, which ran just more than two hours, the Florian brothers demonstrated myriad techniques, positions, submissions and submission defenses, as well as how best to incorporate ground-and-pound offense through jiu jitsu.
"There's different aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu," said Kenny Florian, who owns eight submission victories in a 14-6 MMA career. "And there's the aspect of Brazilian jiu jitsu for mixed martial arts, which is a different animal."
Those in attendance, which included Glendale resident and Gracie Barra Burbank proprietor Alberto Crane, varied from youngsters to novices to even current UFC fighter Jared Papazian, whose training home base is the gym.
"It was pretty cool to meet Kenny Florian and Jared Papazian, as well as Keith," said 12-year-old Burbank resident Omar Ibnoujala, who regularly takes classes at Burbank Gracie Barra. "We learned a couple transitions and escapes that were really helpful.
"It's actually really cool to train with them. They're professional fighters."
Kenny Florian was part of the landmark first season of "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2005 that truly launched the UFC into America's living rooms. He would fight in the season's middleweight final before going on to an ultra-successful career in the lightweight division, where he was a perennial top-10 fighter and twice challenged for the title before dropping down and fighting for the 145-pound belt in 2011 before announcing his retirement earlier this year. Now he's a color commentator on UFC on FX and Fuel TV broadcasts.